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Weekend Links, 22 June 2013

We’re rapidly coming to the end of our time in Berlin. Too, too rapidly on the one hand, and not rapidly enough on the other. It’s a bit of a mind-boggle some days. Yet on we go. Our days press forward, time moves along, and coffee is consumed. We are confident that we’ll be back here – it is mostly a question of when. Speaking of returning, Edinburgh’s book artist is back, which is a marvelous thing.

Photo by Chris Scott

Whoever does this is pretty amazing. More interesting artwork comes from Anthony Howe and his wind-powered, kinetic sculptures.

Be sure to check out the short video at the link, which shows the panels moving.

Darren Pearson works with a substance much less durable than metal – he creates light paintings. I’m not sure how to think about these – they’re necessarily bound to photography, otherwise you couldn’t capture the entirety of the piece. A live performance would never contain it all. Not that it matters that much what you or I call them. They’re lovely and ingenious on their own terms.

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Next up is more beauty but nothing artificial and human-made – only human-documented. New Zealand’s Blue Lake is the clearest lake in the world. Click the picture for a 10-image slideshow at The Guardian.

Photo by Klaus Thymann

And lastly, an article. I know, words. Bleargh. Where are the pretty pictures? In this case, the pretty pictures are the words. An interview at Forbes with David J. Peterson, the guy who’s responsible not only for the Dothraki language on Game of Thrones, but for all of their foreign languages, as well as the alien languages on the T.V. show Defiance. Making up languages is a full-time job for this guy. Which is pretty darn cool. The story is here.


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